This sterling silver cross and chain is likely from the mid 1900s and European in origin. The simple bar and loop clasp comfortable for daily wear, and while the cross is not small, the thinness of its construction makes it lightweight. The back of the cross is stamped silver, which pre-1970s was the standard for identifying 925 or sterling silver.
The front of the cross is embossed with a flower and leaf design, with two blooms surrounded by detailed lines of symmetrical leaves. This design is bordered and inset from the edge of the cross pendant, which visually helps to contain the intricacy of the design. The pattern is quite subtle, and is more visible with the natural patina developed over time. If you chose to polish the pendant and chain to bright silver, the pattern would be less visible.
This pretty antique cross and chain would be a beautiful and comfortable piece of everyday jewellery - large enough to feel it as you wear it, but light enough to tuck under clothing if you want to layer it will other pieces. The embossed design really make it extra special as a piece of vintage silver devotional jewelry.
The listing is just for the necklace - the antique ring box is for sale in a separate listing.
The length of the sterling silver chain is approximately 17", which would fit close to the collarbone for many adults; it's best to measure your neck to have an idea where the chain will fall.
The vintage silver cross pendant is about 34mm including the bail at its tallest point, and 18mm at its widest point.
There is some slight wear and scratching to the surface of this antique 925 silver cross, but these marks are more apparent with magnification, and more noticeable on the back of the pendant. Overall, it is in great vintage condition, considering its age.
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